To provide educational programs that enable Herkimer County residents to make food and lifestyle choices that promote health and reduce risk of chronic disease.
- Encourage youth and families to adopt positive dietary and lifestyle practices for specific life-cycle stages to promote wellness.
- Promote collaboration and networking to form partnerships and coalitions to develop, deliver, evaluate, and fund wellness programming efforts.
- Promote dialogue about food, agriculture, and health issues that are important to individual and community health needs.
Nutrition Education Program for limited resource individuals and families: Nutrition Program Educators are available to help limited income families with children in Herkimer County stretch their food dollars. Lessons can take place in worksites as well as community centers.
Click here if you are from an agency and would like to make a referral: Nutrition Education Program Referral
“Eat3” was a campaign to encourage families to Eat Well, Eat Local, and Eat Together. This project was designed to help you choose, prepare, and enjoy healthy family meals using locally-grown produce. Although no longer an active campaign, the resources are still available through the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program website. Check out http://fmnp.nutrition.cornell.edu/ for more information. The site provides consumers with basic information about the WIC and Senior FMNP programs, as well as recipes with which to prepare seasonal produce, and other resources about nutrition and physical activity.
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